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Dypsis lutescens - Areca Palm - Floor Plant

10" Nursery Pot

The Areca palm, also known as Dypsis lutescens or the butterfly palm, is a graceful and versatile tropical plant that adds a touch of exotic elegance to any indoor space. With its slender, feathery fronds that cascade delicately from a central stem, the Areca palm exudes a sense of airiness and refinement, making it a popular choice for both home and office environments. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this palm variety is prized for its air-purifying qualities, effectively removing toxins from the air and promoting a healthier indoor environment. Easy to care for and tolerant of various light conditions, the Areca palm is a perfect choice for plant enthusiasts of all levels, bringing a slice of paradise into any room it graces.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Dypsis lutesce
  • Common Name(s): Areca Palm, Golden Cane Palm, Bamboo Palm 
  • Family: Arecaceae
  • Native Range: China and Vietnam

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Medium to bright indirect light
  • Water: Reasonably drought tolerant once established, water when top inch of soil is dry, less in the winter 
  • Humidity:  Basic household humidity
  • Temperature: 50-85F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Fertilize using a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer monthly during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Growth: Slow, upright 
  • Common Pests:  Look out for scale
  • Toxicity: non-toxic